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Big Island: South Kona Snorkeling and Coastline Exploration

Product ID: 174174
Eco-certified
Set sail on a remarkable half-day snorkeling tour through clear turquoise waters with lunch onboard your charter. Explore 3 pristine South Kona sites boasting magical sea caves, lava tubes, and marine life such as dolphins, turtles, and whales.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel in pristine Big Island waters and discover 3 unique reef sites
  • Encounter a diverse array of marine life in their natural habitat
  • Explore sea caves and lava tubes
  • Jet through crystal clear waters on a rigid-hulled inflatable vessel with shade cover to remote locations
  • Enjoy complimentary snacks and lunch
Full description
Prepare for a thrilling day exploring 3 unique snorkeling locations in South Kona with time to take a break from swimming for lunch with breathtaking views. Begin your snorkeling adventure by heading to the turquoise waters and vibrant reef of the 315-acre marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, with your crew members highlighting interesting sights along the way. Once there, experience a vibrant reef filled with coral and schools of tropical fish. On occasion, even catch glimpses of spinner dolphins swimming nearby.

After snorkeling, savor a gourmet deli lunch in the shade of the canopy with the monument to Captain Cook as a backdrop and the cliffs of the bay soaring above you. Next, jet off to a new location with visually spectacular snorkeling opportunities and cultural significance, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau, the “Place of Refuge.” Beautiful Honaunau Bay is fronted by large, smooth, and lava rock flats and fascinating gardens of coral. 

For your third snorkeling stop, let your expert captain transport you a location that even island locals have yet to see. At this remote location, snorkel at a remote black sand beach, marvel at a stone arch, or maybe admire a spectacular lava rock formation created thousands of years ago. Explore sea caves and lava tubes in a safe, exciting, and maneuverable vessel designed to get you up close and personal with the coast.

Rest assured that the local operator is proudly part of the Hawaii Ecotourism Association and seeks to create a culture protecting and promoting healthy oceans through many sustainability efforts.
Includes
  • 5-hour sightseeing and snorkeling tour
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Water and juice
  • Snorkeling gear and flotation devices
What’s Not Included
  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuits
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Sea Quest check-in 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour is due to start.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Guests with back injuries and women that are pregnant are unable to take this tour
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour
Customer reviews
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The trip was excellent. Plenty of time snorkling and also plenty of time getting into close to rocks to look at things. Also stopped to see dolphins and whales. We got lucky and saw one dolphin spin out of the water 10 feet from us. Great guides with a small group of people. Highly recommend. Captain Steve and Jill were great.

February 28, 2020

Great guides, Jill and Michael... they were super friendly, very knowledgeable, and made our trip really comfortable and fun!

December 29, 2019

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Product ID: 174174